- Minister for Employment and Minister for Small and Family Business
- Minister for Employment and Minister for Small and Family Business
Stop Domino's Pizza Paying Below the "Minimum Wage"
Demand Wage Justice for Domino's Delivery Drivers. Please let Domino's know what you think about them paying below the minimum wage right here on their Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/DominosAustralia Delivery Drivers for Domino's are paid below the award rate of pay and the "Minimum Wage". My 19 year old son was paid $14.51 per hour for 2 hours per day, plus $2.27 per delivery. He had to pay the cost of running his vehicle out of this $2.27. So per shift, he was paid after expenses about $30. Also a uniform fee was deducted from his pay and a car insurance fee was deducted from his pay totaling $14.46 per week! If he was paid the award wage he would work 3 hours at a payrate of $18.98 plus 41 cents per km for vehicle use. So he would earn after car running costs about $60. Domino's pay is about half of the award rate! Recently Domino's announced a 57% increase in profit, profit driven by this pathetic unfair pay rate! It's not like Domino's can't afford to pay more. This ability to underpay workers gives a commercial advantage to greedy and unscrupulous employers and penalises those employers who are paying the correct award rate. This practice has been going on for many years, in fact the drivers work under a workplace agreement from 2005, yes that's right, it is 12 years out of date! It is degrading for young people to have to work for substandard pay. This is unacceptable in Australia. Demand that Domino's fixes this wage injustice now!
More Aussie Music
Please sign this petition to support Australian music. Currently, commercial radio and television stations in Australia play an average of less than 10% Australian music, while the internet is completely unregulated. More Australian music in the Australian media is vital to "developing and reflecting a sense of Australian identity, character and cultural diversity", as outlined in the Federal Broadcasting Act. The FTA (Australia US Free Trade Agreement) prevents the Australian government from setting the local quota higher than 25%, however, the FTA does not prevent the Australian Government from setting a minimum quota of 25% Australian compositions, singers, musicians, producers, studios, labels, publishers and distributors. More Australian music in the Australian media will: • revive the local recording industry • revive the live music industry • create stable employment for tens of thousands of musicians • create a booming music export market worth billions of dollars each year • keep music royalties in Australia worth hundreds of millions of dollars each year • increase inbound music tourism worth billions more The Australian Government will reinvigorate the Australian music industry by providing incentives for media to play a minimum 25% Australian music content, calculated hourly, that is composed, performed and produced by Australians in Australia with Australian labels, publishers and distributors, in all genres, in all media, including but not limited to radio, television, movies, theatre, orchestras, internet and live performances. If you feel strongly about Australian music, now is the time to stand up and do something!
The Pay Gap
I am a girl in Year 7 who, in the future, will need a job. I don't want to have a job where men are payed more than women for the exact same work time, commitment and duties. Australia has so many opportunities for everybody, no matter your age, race or religion, and it makes me feel ashamed that we cannot, and do not, value women as equals to men. Please sign my petition so I can send it to our Minister for Women. Your support will help me get closer to my goal of having equal pay all over Australia.
MIRENA CONTRACEPTIVE - AUSTRALIA NEEDS A MAJOR INVESTIGATION INTO MIRENA AND BAYER MANUFACTURE !!!!!!!!!!!
My story is a lot like many other women's who have used the mirena contraceptive many and sometimes major health complcations during and after the use of mirena. I was healthy and after having mirena I slowly started to get sicker there following are the issues I have experiences in 4.5years that I have had mirena that's doctors refuse to acknowledge are linked but I believe are this is why Australia needs to protect its women by thoroughly investigating this matter by issues over past 4.5years as follows : -body aches for me mainly ribs,stomach,hips -anxiety attacks/panic attacks -weight gain -mood swings -bloating/cramping -ringing in ear -tingling limbs -heart papiltations -shortness of breath -Polocystic ovarian syndrome -uterus infection -imbedding of mirena into uterus wall -seizures (later diagonised epilepsy) these are so far all the side effects I have experienced since having the mirena I don't think its a coincidence and I believe women should be given all the facts not just told how fantastic this contraceptive is there are women that have reported many more worse side effects including dieing from blood clots that are linked to the mirena yet doctors fail to mention that this contraceptive has the potential to kill you or limit your life. I want everyone to know the risks so they can make an educated choice my doctor did not inform me of any risks just said how fantastic this was and now i'm living with the choice of using this contraceptive and still awaiting a specialist in order to remove this poison from my body please I ask of any one in power investigate this please do not risk any more women's life's. I cannot change what has happened to me but I hope that I can at least try and prevent any other women from suffering. My journey is still continuing and will update if any other health issues are found as a result of further tests. Just note I did go back and forth to doctors in the past 4.5years and had random blood,urine and internals done and was made to feel crazy until the last week before diagnoses when my body finally started to give up the fight and I had a major seizure, if you are on mirena and feel abnormal please don't ignore and get the mirena out asap.
FREE AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS FOR ALL REGULATED TRADES
In Australia, we have some of the highest trained and well respected tradesman in the world. But in our trades the rules are forever changing, with our standards (rule books) constantly being updated it makes it very hard for us to keep on top of current rules and regulations. Everytime a new update comes out or the books get amended and changed we are up for a small fortune to update our library so we can still be safe and compliant. Not everyone has the funds to do this and we see tradesmen fall behind. Or we see tradesmen doing the right thing being undercut by tradesmen that aren't aware of new rules and regulations. My ultimate goal here is for all regulated trades ( Electricians, Plumbers, Gas fitters, Refrigeration mechs, Builders etc.) To have free access to the rules they are expected to follow. As they are the law for our trade. We pay our fees for our license which generally lasts five years. Why can't we have a copy of appropriate regulations sent to us with our license. That way all trades will have a chance to stay current. Please if your a tradie and you struggle to stay current on the regs. Or you stand behind this idea as I do. Please sign the petition and share to your tradie mates. Every last signature will help!
End the silence on domestic violence
On average, at least one woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner in Australia. I want to change that. Women should be safe in their homes and on the streets. The domestic violence is never acceptable. No longer women can keep silence on this issue we need to raise our voice and stand up against domestic violence.
Please Don’t Wait Until DV Victims are Injured or Dead to Act
Dear Mr. Turnbull, We write to you to ask you to make a change to current Domestic Violence legislation, which only allows police to step in and make an arrest after a victim is either injured, or deceased. This legislation is dangerous and ineffective and means that when it comes to credible threats of violence, including death threats, stalking and harassment, the police are powerless to intervene. That is, until it is too late, and the violence has already occurred. This includes death threats towards children. Mr. Turnbull, please don’t wait until Australians are injured and deceased to act. I call on you to urgently reform Domestic Violence Legislation and: - Put power in police hands to arrest, prosecute and hold offenders in custody for making threats of violence (including death threats, stalking, and harassment), before the violence has occurred and it is already too late - Ensure that greater protections are put in place for Victims of Domestic Violence, rather than waiting until an Apprehended Violence Order (or AVO) is violated before taking action Yours Sincerely.